Zaytoven & Jay Claxton Talk Influencing Sounds, New Moves + Working With Jay-Z [Video]

Zaytoven and Jay Claxton stopped by Sway In The Morning and talked about new moves. The hip-hop hitmakers are currently in the city for the Remy Producers Series. Jay Claxton explained that as a DJ he once had the authority to dictate what songs were hot and now he’s at the mercy of the listeners and has to play what they want to hear. Zaytoven disclosed that he has a movie coming out around Christmas, Birds of a Feather II, jokingly claiming, “it’s the best movie since Titanic.” He also revealed that he’s exploring new endeavors by working with R&B artist Trey Songz and is putting out his first official album “Trap HoliZay” under Capital/Motown.

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Gucci Mane & Zaytoven Live From Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York [Video]

Watch Gucci Mane & Zaytoven’s exclusive live performance from Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York. Gucci Mane and Zaytoven are the godfathers of rap music currently coming out of Atlanta. Their unorthodox approaches ushered in a new era in the city. From Young Thug to Metro Boomin, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert and Migos, Atlanta rap’s current who’s-who bears unmistakable marks of their influence, either indirectly or through near-filial kinship. Together, they’ve brought you hits like “Icy” and “Bricks,” and their collaboration on “First Day Out Da Feds” marked Gucci Mane’s triumphant, rejuvenated return from prison in 2016. Following Zaytoven’s appearance at last year’s Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York as part of our “Trapped” double-header, we now present the next step in the evolution of both of these influential artists’ careers. For one evening only, the rapper-producer duo will deliver throwback piano bar renditions of some of their most famous tunes – voice (Gucci) and piano (Zay) only.

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